On 13 November 2015, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church, completed his visit to Russia.
On November 13, 2015, an international symposium on Renewal of the Christian Spirit in the Modern World took place at the residence of the British ambassador to Russia. It was organized by the Embassy of the Great Britain, the Department for External Church Relation of the Moscow Patriarchate and the…
On November 13, 2015, the Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR)
On 10 November 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II.
On 10 November 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II.
(Russian) Его Святейшество посещает пределы Русской Православной Церкви впервые после своего избрания на Патриарший престол в марте 2014 года.
On November 2-4, 2015, the forum was held in Tirana, Albania, under the theme ‘Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together.’
In a message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church expressed condolences over the death of the passengers and crew of the Russian airliner which crashed on Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
On October 26, 2015, the 3d Moscow International forum ‘Religion and Peace’ took place under the theme ‘The Role of Religion in the Modern World’. It was organized by the Moscow Government and the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations.
The forum was attended by representatives of the traditional religions in Russia, experts, governmental officials, public figures, representatives of legislative and executive bodies, leading scholars and representatives of the mass media.
In a friendly atmosphere they discussed issues pertaining to the development of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association mostly in humanitarian field and defence of traditional moral values.
On 28 October 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with William Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
(Russian) 22-24 октября 2015 года в городе Потсдам состоялось XIV заседание Форума гражданских обществ России и Германии «Петербургский диалог». В мероприятии приняла участие делегация Русской Православной Церкви.
On 23 October 2015, an international conference on ‘Genocide as a moral-psychological crime against humanity’ opened at the Moscow church complex of the Novo-Nakhichevan and Russia diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
During the session which took place on 22 October 2015 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered a number of issues pertaining to the sphere of external church relations.
The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate expresses its strong protest against the claims made by the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, in an interview with Austria’s Kathpress agency.
On 21 October 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the DECR chairman, met with Pope Francis at the “Domus Sanctae Marthae” hotel in Vatican.
On 19 October 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), arrived in Rome with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to attend as an observer from the Russian Orthodox Church the plenary session of the…
On behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus I extend fraternal greetings to you on the occasion of the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church on the theme of the family...
The largest ever conference to be held on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East took place on October 19-20, 2015, in Athens, under the theme ‘Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Co-existence in the Middle East’.